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15 Months in SOG: A Warrior's Tour by [Nicholson, Thom]
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From the Inside Flap

"When we cross the border: no ID, and it's kiss yourself good-bye if Charlie gets ahold of you."
In Vietnam, the Military Assistance Command's Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) fielded small recon teams in areas infested with VC and NVA. Because SOG operations suffered extraordinary casualties, they required extraordinary soldiers. So when Capt. Thom Nicholson arrived at Command and Control North (CCN) in Da Nang, SOG's northernmost base camp, he knew he was going to be working with the cream of the crop.
As commander of Company B, CCN's Raider Company, Nicholson commanded four platoons, comprising nearly two hundred men, in some of the war's most deadly missions, including ready-reaction missions for patrols in contact with the enemy, patrol extractions under fire, and top-secret expeditions "over the fence" into Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam. Colonel Nicholson spares no one, including himself, as he provides a rare glimpse into the workings of one of the military's most carefully concealed reconnaissance campaigns.

About the Author

Thom Nicholson was born in Springfield, Missouri, and grew up in northern Arkansas and southwest Missouri. After graduating from the Missouri School of Mines, he worked briefly in a uranium mine in New Mexico and then entered the U.S. Army. He served as a Special Forces officer in Vietnam in 1966, as an A-team executive officer, and, in 1969, as a Raider Company commander for CCN, MACV-SOG. After being discharged, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve and completed his career in staff and command assignments with special operations and training commands. In 1996, with more than thirty years commissioned service, he retired at the rank of colonel.
As a civilian, Mr. Nicholson was a registered professional engineer. He received an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and graduated from National Defense University and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School. After military and civilian retirement, he started writing novels, many about the Civil War and the American West. He and his wife, Sandra, have five children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3701 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Presidio Press; 1st edition (2 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KABDT8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #194,694 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on 8 July 2001
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This is without question the best book I've read about the vietnam war, and I have read many. It's an amazing account of a secret war fought in Charlie's back yard where detection often meant death. The descriptions of ambushes, immediate action drills, hot extractions and patrols are so fantastically detailed you can taste the tension. If you have any interest in the men who fought in this war you must read this book. The bravery and camaraderie demonstrated by these men is breath taking and inspiring.
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this book is written from a career soldiers perspective and as such, there is not a lot of action. the guy writes long descriptions about individuals he encounters as if to try and pad the book out. he has chapters dedicated to things which are obviously interesting and amusing to himself - such as him aquiring a jeep or a set of diving gear- but nobody else. he tries to make a lot of of what little action he saw.
there are possibly 2 chapters in this book worth reading and i was bored with it. if you want a better acount of the vietnam special operations, from the actual soldiers on the ground read the book SOG you wont be able to put it down. or an alternative, is dear mom the sniper book, although it is not special forces.
overall this book is ok for passing the time if you can get it cheap or second hand but dont pay full price for it.
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In my personal opinion the reviews over-sold this book, as such it was a huge let down. SOG are not a well publicised unit so when books appear it is best to be wary. I had the honour to meet an ex SOG a long time ago and on his advice I bought the book by John L Plaster, as he is mentioned in it and therefore I know it's real - that is an excellent informative chronicle of the unit.
Sadly, for me, this book is way off the mark.
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When I bought this book i thought "another book full of military slang, weapon numbers, and macho Gung-ho comaradery".
I was very wrong. This story ofthe 'NAM is portrayed in such a way that it will appeal to the Hardcore military story enthusiasts and to those who aren't.
Its told in story form and every Miltary word is explained as you go.
I would definetley recommend this book to anyone, young or old!
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Well written in an easy to follow manner. The author is very frank and descriptive about his feelings during and about the many hazardous encounters, and the inevitable losses he suffered. Whilst being able to touch your soul in deep reflection, he is able to interlace his narrative with tremendous wit.
I recommend this book to any one whose interest lies in military history, the Viet Nam war in particular of course.
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Read this true story of one of Americas real heroes from the Vietnam war. The author served in the Studies & Observation Group, or SOG. It was one of the most secretive units and performed the hairiest missions all over Southeast Asia. A great read telling the tales of a few men in the enemies backyard. I collect special operations books and I highly recommend this story of courage, honor and duty to our country.
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I bought this book based on the other recommendations listed here.
I too found this a great read...gripping and intense yet very thought provoking also.
In the book we get Col. Thom Nicholson's account of life "in country" with Spec. Forces. His experiences are both joyous and sad affairs, the loss of friends and colleagues alike seem to age the writer (in the book) beyond his years...and he is left with a deep routed sense of wrong for the Vietnam war.
Excellently written, I'd recommend (and have done) this book to anyone.
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I have read a few books on Vietnam, but most were confusing terms and not told like a story. This author makes the different places visited seem more real. He tells it like a story, not a military order. You only want to keep reading and reading, because you like him and his comrades so much. I enjoyed this book as much as some fiction novels I have read. You will close the book feeling like you know the author, and that you were with him. You will think of the chapters for days after. Everyone should read this book.
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